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Old 05-03-2011, 11:20 AM
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I think everyone is like me, in that I have a lot of passwords to manage. I read that of the info that Sony is aware was stolen, among it were logins and passwords to PSN, and e-mail addresses and full names. I immediately thought about what other accounts I use that same password for. Tell me if my method is "good enough" for online security:



I send and archive e-mails to myself with passwords to all my online accounts (I pay all my bills online), along with keywords, so I can search gmail and find passwords I need. I keep a folder in Outlook at work for all my work-related passwords.

My gmail password is unique, and I don't use it or anything similar to it for any other account.

My paypal password is also completely unique. Come to think of it, I think I have the same password for e-bay, I need to change that.

My forum passwords, bill pay passwords, and other less-important online accounts are almost all some variation of the same password, this includes my PSN account.



Is this good enough (aside from the ebay thing)? How do other people manage so many passwords?
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:25 PM
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i randomly generate passwords using an online generator, then i store them in my keychain as a note on my mac. (which is password protected and encrypted).



Anyhow I think the bigger question is not how to store the passwords, but who you let store your credit card and personal information.
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Good point. I hate having a card number online in several locations, but I do check my account at least twice a day. I also make it a point to always be nearly broke. For security purposes, of course.
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+1 baldy



even when i'm not broke though i bank through usaa and they don't mess around with someone illegally accessing your account lol
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bank of america has been the best bank i have ever had. I had some online store bill me for like 3 invoices for stuff i did not buy it totaled $300. I called had my money the next day. I got some papers in the mail signed an affidavit and was a done deal. Best security protection. Also had a room mate of mine steal my check book and cash 2 checks under his name without permission I also had my money next day.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:13 PM
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I never use a debit card online we do all our online purchases with a credit card and pay it off at the end of the month. I only order atm cards, not debit cards.
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yeah... bank of america.. those **** suckers don't even let me use my own money half of the time, no way someone else can use my info to spend my $
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i keep all passwords in my blackberry with a unique password.
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i'm thinking that putting the passwords on a post it next to the computer might actually be the safe way to do it....
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Originally Posted by j9fd3s View Post
i'm thinking that putting the passwords on a post it next to the computer might actually be the safe way to do it....


I'm thinking about tattooing mine on my inner thigh... jesus can you imagine when a site makes you change your password!
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